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  • From the pen of the mayor…  

    | Published on December 16, 2020 at 12:36pm CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    ‘Crash course’ in city budgeting process—and how to spend taxpayers money wisely By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  As stated in a previous column, the budgeting process for the City of Pelican Rapids begins in mid to late summer by the efforts of a Budget Committee and city staff.  Department Heads from the City of… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on December 16, 2020 at 10:12am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    New Pelican bank under construction 25 years ago    By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago    December 16, 1920 • Smallpox Warning Reports are constantly coming to our attention that there exists an Epidemic of disease of considerable proportion throughout this section of the country.  Patients after having been sick for a few days, develop an eruption… Read More

  • Help small business hang on, for a better New Year in 2021

    | Published on December 16, 2020 at 10:07am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Mask up, step up for final holiday shopping By John Waller III, president  Pelican Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce  As we come to the end of the Christmas Season and soon the start of 2021, I come to you as president of the Pelican Rapids Chamber and ask you to show your Pelican Rapids Spirit.  First,… Read More

  • Election 2020 commentary… and a message for the holidays

    | Published on December 16, 2020 at 10:06am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Former newspaper man now a clergyman; with a different view of our political divide It was about 20 years ago that this kid, Peter Frank, joined the publishing company over in the Pequot Lakes-Nisswa-Pine River area.  I was publisher-manager-editor of the outfit.  Smart, great writing skills, exceptional photographer, deep thinker…Peter Frank was destined to a higher… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on December 9, 2020 at 9:31am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    ‘Road map’ for the future to be prepared by Pelican volunteers By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  A plan and a vision are of an importance to an individual and a family, as without such, one cannot comprehend if you have reached your objective or completed your journey without this so called ‘road map.’  If… Read More

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